Our Mission Statement:

The mission of Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance is to eliminate bullying behavior among children and adults, particularly at schools, in the workplace, and on the Internet.

We ask you to join and support our cause. You can donate through our Guidestar profile by clicking on the Guidestar icon on the right hand side or on the donate button above.

Please watch our Fundraising PowerPoint Presentation below to learn how your donations can help our organization prevent bullying and donate today.

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Fundraising and Giving Program

The Facts on Bullying:


28% of United States students in grades 6 -12 have experienced bullying. 20% of United States students in grades 9 – 12 have experienced bullying. Only about 20 to 30% of students who are bullied notify adults about the bullying.

According to the World Health Organization, the United States is average in comparison to other countries regarding the frequency of bullying among children.


60.3 million U. S. workers are effected by workplace bullying.


75% of employees surveyed had been affected by workplace bullying, whether as a target or a witness.



The local public school division is Roanoke City Public Schools. The city is divided into 49 individually defined neighborhoods. The city is divided into four quadrants: Northwest (NW), Northeast (NE), Southwest (SW), and Southeast (SE). The city represents nearly one-third of the population of the metropolitan area, which includes the neighboring City of Salem, Town of Vinton, and the counties of Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke. The City of Roanoke is the largest municipality in Southwest Virginia, and is the principal municipality of the Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).


It is estimated that 64% of school-age children across the United States of America have been bullied. If we apply those statistics to the Roanoke Valley’s current enrollment of 29, 919 students, approximately 19, 148 students have experienced bullying in our local schools. (Researched by Colleen Burns, C. E. O. & Founder and revised by Stephen Niamke, Chairperson of Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance).


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Photos taken by our Historian, Matt Jefferson.